Bijayini Satpathy, in the US premiere of KALPANA weaves together narrative and non-narrative imagery in an evening of Odissi. Building into a cathartic crescendo where the actor and character, emotion and experience, subject and object dissolve. Becoming one and the same in a palpable space beyond the self.
SHIVALAYA - Bhuvana Venkatraman & Chintan Patel explore the Ancient temple architecture through the spiritual journey of a Bhakta (devotee) through the Shiva temples of south India. During this journey of self-discovery, we draw parallels between the temple architecture, traditional Bharatanatyam Margam and the physical and spiritual Chakras of the body. This is a journey towards inner realization, beyond the physical world and its differences.